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Gig up and Down the East Coast!


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This week we've gathered an eclectic set of East Coast gigs to help you ring in the New Year. From festivals like Jimmy June, a celebration of the food and music of the South, to cozy cafe spots like Pennsylvania based Union and Finch, we've got you covered. Don't get caught up in the haze of the holidays – get on these gigs before the clock strikes twelve. 

5 Profound Songwriting Quotes to Inspire All Musicians

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Living a creative lifestyle can be really hard. Songwriters, in particular, often find themselves stretched thin, tapped out, or just plain scattered. If you're lacking motivation, or feeling dry creatively, it's hard to know where to turn.

Sometimes, though, a little push is all you need – and it can often be found in the wisdom of fellow artists and gurus. Fortunately, we're here to save the day with five quotes to get your engine revving again. And although these definitely speak to the songwriting experience, all musicians can mine some invaluable inspiration from them.

December Deadlines: 4 Great Gigs Including NYC's Secret Loft Concert Series

Image via InstagramThis week, we've gathered the best gigs closing before the holidays. Though it's easy to get caught up in events, parties, and other gigs rounding out the end of the year, take a moment and apply to these four excellent opportunities for all kinds of acts and artists around the country.

5 Mistakes Musicians Make to Get Ahead in Their Careers

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If your music isn't selling as much or as fast as you'd like it to or enough people aren't coming to your shows or following you or following up with you, you may want to look at what you're doing that can be turning them off from you and/or your music.

Remember: There's no fast lane to success. The faster you rush to get to the top, the faster you will either burn out or trip over your own actions on the way there. Below are five mistakes you want to avoid when attempting to grow your career in music.

5 Holiday Ideas for Thanking Fans This Year

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Your fans deserve a little something for sticking by your side and being your number-one supporters all this time, don’t they? With the holidays fast approaching, it’s the perfect time to show them what they mean to you through a little holiday-lined cheer and creativity.

Check out our top five ideas for wowing fans this holiday season and giving them a little something to look forward to in their digital (and physical) stockings.